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Subject: Scorpio 2.9 24v
Sender's Name: Chris Wishart
Question: is it possible to turbocharge this car? Q.what is the cost? Q.WHAT WOULD I GAIN HP/TORQUE?
Answer: Turbo Technics have developed a twin turbo system for this engine. Very expensive !!..?5000 plus.. Big horsepower gains, expect 350 bhp and 400 ft lbs .....
 
Subject: Nissan Micra
Sender's Name: James Greenwood
Question: Please could you tell me if the performance of a 1986 ,nissan micra 988cc would change noticibly change if you took the air filter of the carburretter and cut the exhaust off at the second silencer from the engine. Also if you got crap in the carb would ruin the engine beyond repair.
Answer: The only way of getting any more power from an air filter or exhaust system modification, is if there was some kind of restriction to gas flow there to begin with. For xample, if your exhaust strangles the exhaust gas output, and if the air filter is too poorly designed to allow maximum air flow, then removing or replacing them may well bring a performance benefit. You'll have to try it and see -with the aid of a rolling road. Dirt in the carb would not damage the engine, unless the subsequent lean mixture
 
Subject: Orion Ghia 1600
Sender's Name: Lee Morris
Question: I have an Orion 1.6i ghia on an F plate. and would like to convert it to a turbo. I have managed to acquire a t48 turbo from a Fiesta RS turbo, with all the manifolds and intercooler. I realise the inlet manifold is not going to be much good to me, after seeing all the extra throttle switch etc., Is it possible to fit the turbo with the exhaust manifold. Do I need to change the pistons to RS pistons if they fit.
Answer: My first choice of Turbo and maniforld would have been the escort Rs ne. The Fiesta Turbo is a bit iffy, being fragile, they crack more often and a lot more pricey to fix. However a good one will work. You could use the original injection system in the same way as Turbo Technics did with their XR3 conversion. You just connect the intake from the turbo to the air sensor and then blow into the throttle body. You can upgrade the injection system with a few little tweaks also the ignition system for boost c
 
Subject: Delta Integrale
Sender's Name: Graham Newland
Question: Could you let me know the price for supplying and fitting a hybrid turbo.
Answer: I can supply a Hybrid turbo to your spec if required. Certianly a 360 degree thrust is a must, and I would suggest a cut back wheel in the turbine. I would be wary of over sizing the turbo to avoid lag. We can supply an actuator to suit your boost requirements, with some additional bleed off. The cost is around ?490 plus carr. and VAT.
 
Subject: Orion 1600
Sender's Name: Steve
Question: I have a G reg Orion 1600 CVH (non injection) automatic. Oils is coming up from the tube on the back of the rocker cover and into the air filter box. It is happening at such a rate that oil is pouring out of the spout of the air filter box and down the front of the engine. Also pouring into the Weber Carb and smoke is coming from exhaust.
Answer: Have you cleaned out the breather inside the rocker box? These engines are subject to the "black death" - a build up of gunk inside the engine which blocks everything up - try poking around inside it. Also make sure you clean the breather on the other side, as well as the small bore pipe and fitting which fits in the inlet manifold.
 
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